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Security of gas supply - What role for gas infrastructure?

30-06-2022

Security of gas supply - What role for gas infrastructure?

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to new geopolitical and energy market realities. It required the EU to dramatically accelerate its clean energy transition while also looking for solutions to increase its energy independence.

In response to these hardships, the European Commission presented the REPowerEU Plan. The plan aims to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels, fast forward the green transition, and increase the resilience of the EU-wide energy system. The watchwords are diversifying, saving, and accelerating clean energy.

Join this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference where stakeholders will discuss the policy tools that can strengthen EU security of supply. Questions to be addressed include:

- How can gas supplies be secured in the most efficient and sustainable way, while at the same time ensuring the protection of EU citizens and industries? Is a holistic approach achievable?
- What is the role of gas infrastructure? Can gas infrastructure operators connect Europe to the global market?
- What solutions exist to transport and store renewables and low-carbon molecules over long distances with the existing and future LNG, underground storage and transmission facilities?

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Location

Hybrid
Brussels Network Office - International Press Centre
1 Bd Charlemagne // 2nd floor

Panellists

Tomáš Prouza, Special Envoy for Czech Presidency, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
Jerzy Buzek MEP, Member ITRE Committee, European Parliament
Marcin Nowacki, Rapporteur on the Opinion on Gas Storage, EESC
Alex Barnes, Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Vincent Demoury, Secretary General, GIIGNL - International Group LNG Importers
Pieter van Aartsen, Board Member, GIE

Moderator

Mariam Zaidi, Journalist, EURACTIV

Schedule

12:30 - 12:35 Welcome
12:35 - 12:55 Panellist statements
12:55 - 13:55 Discussion and Q&A
13:55 - 14:00 Closing statements

Contact

Tamara Novel
tamara.novel@euractiv.com